|Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee)
|Date Taken: 2011-10|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 19:37|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Also known as "Lipstick Plant"
Achiote (Bixa orellana) is a shrub or small tree from the tropical region of the Americas. The name derives from the Nahuatl word for the shrub, achiotl. It is cultivated there and in Southeast Asia, where it was introduced by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is best known as the source of the natural pigment annatto, produced from the fruit. The plant bears pink flowers and bright red spiny fruits which contain red seeds.
The inedible fruit is harvested for its seeds, which contain annatto, also called bixin. It can be extracted by stirring the seeds in water. It is used to color food products, such as cheeses, fish, and salad oil.
This photograph was taken at the Allerton Botanical Garden in Kauai.
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Great shot of this unusual fruit, reminds me a bit of a rhambatan. Good composition and DOF
Excellent photo with good detail. Good depth of field. Taken from a good point of view.
The fruits are wonderfully coloured.
SUPER super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou
Nice vivid colours of the fruits and seeds who contrast well with the green BG. Details and sharpness are also excellent. Well done!
- [2011-11-29 22:36]
What an unusual plant you have posted. Image is filled with fine detail and vivid colors. Funny how the berries seem to be just lying freely in the open seed pods. Interesting notes. Well done!!